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to the active duty force and one of the biggest cheers came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. [ applause ] >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield for 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> they talk about cutting the domestic spending by 20%. if they do that, that's $11 billion cut for veterans program. i don't think veterans ought to be the ones to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. so we need a president who is going to look out for veterans, look out for the middle class and lead us back to prosperity. >> i need your help. we've got to win in virginia. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. >>> president obama spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and used romney's tax returns to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a
, they knew jimmy carter was going to look at ronald reagan and say, "you were against medicare" at the beginning, happened to be true. but reagan looked at him, shook his head and said, "there you go again." it was really a comment not just on that medicare answer but on everything that carter had said. that's when a zinger works. >> schieffer: what do you think the obama people think they're going to hear from romney? >> one thing that's being telegraphed by the romney folks -- and i wouldn't have telegraphed it if this was a question i wanted to ask-- do you want another four years like the last four years. the president has heard that-- >> that's a question people ask. >> i know, but ronald reagan was smart enough not to say are you better off today than you were four years ago until he got to the debate. the president knows that question is going to be asked and he will be prepared to answer it. five of the last six times an incumbent debated a challenger in a debate, the challenger won. >> that's the question they are asking. they know they are not better off from four yea
by last year's earthquake. the 9.6 million contract was awarded to the same company that built the ronald reagan building. scaffolding is expected to go up within the next two months. >>> it is 4:38 now. we're in for another warm day. a few peeks of sun, too. howard has the weather first in two minutes and talks about possible thunderstorms as well. >>> we all know about the game angry birds. prepare yourself for bad piggies. more on that at 4:42. >> women who snore during pregnancy are at risk for a potentially deadly condition later in life. the findings of a new study at 4:51. >> we're back in two minutes with your weather first. you're watching 9news now. >>> welcome back. 4:40 on this thursday morning. muggy out there. we've got the humidity up. north of town we're watching a few showers and thunderstorms early. we'll see those past by and probably see a few more late this afternoon into the evening hours. may hold off through the evening rush with some luck. highs will be on the warm side up in the low 80s here in d.c. 70s north. mid-80s south. monika? >>> in silver spring north of
the ronald reagan building. scaffold willing go up within the next two months but the monument is likely to be closed until 2014. >>> what is the longest that you've worked for any one company? safe to say a local man has got you beat. today he was honored for 70 years of military and civil service. he joined the navy back in 1942 and worked as junior radio aircraft inspector in philadelphia. now he's here in washington where he oversees billions of dollars as the associate director of small business. >> do you like coming to work every day? >> i look forward to it. it's always surprises waiting when i get there. >> what's the best part of your job? >> well, when you're fully occupied. >> everybody likes to be fully occupied. to honor his seven decades of service the navy yard took a moment to officially recognize his commitment and ethic. mr. t, as they call him has no plans to retire even though next month he celebrates his 90th birthday. >> does your teenager drink? wait until you see what alcohol can do to the brain. the damage they're doing now that could haunt them down the road. >
covered. one way to do that is to have a clever line >> schieffer: no one could deliver a line like ronald reagan. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. (laughing) >> schieffer: with those words reagan turned concern that he had gotten old and doddy on its head. challenger walter mondale said later when i heard that, i knew i had lost. what would you consider successful debate? >> the things that matter the most to the voters, to hell with the candidates and to hell with the moderators and to hell with the handlers and to hell with the pundits, but the things that voters care the most about have been discussed and have been discussed in a way that they can now understand what the differences are. that's what these debates are really all about. >> do ever get sick of each other? >> we adore each other. it's heaven. >> osgood: partners on tv and off. and later, the new season at the movies. alright everybody, get your heads up. now when i was in the military, i learned that if you stand togethe
the ronald reagan building. our andrea mccarren at today's announcement joins us live with details. lots of people waiting for this, andrea. >> reporter: that's right. you have to enjoy it now without the scaffolding because the repair work here could take as long as 18 months. web cameras will be installed so we can all keep track of the progress. >> it is beautiful. i'm glad it didn't fall down. >> reporter: barbara and jerry haynes snapped photos of a scaffolding free washington monument while they city could. >> we knew there was -- still could. >> we knew there was damage from the earthquake. >> i said wow. i have to say this registered 7.4 on my richter scale. >> reporter: now two men who each visited the washington monument as children are now leading a team that will repair it. >> thrilled to death. we're very thrilled. in many ways it's one of those signature projects as an engineer, as a construction man, it's something you wait your life for. >> reporter: scaffolding will go up within the next two months with the same design used for the monument restoration in 2000. >> i'
been found. >>> the same company that built the ronald reagan building will be repairing the washington monument. the national park service announced its chosen contract -- it's chosen a contractor wednesday. the monument has been closed since the earthquake 13 months ago and will likely remain closed till 2014. >>> if you know a bride who's planning her wedding, she can join brides against breast cancer and get a deeply discounted wedding gown. we have the details at 5:49. >> in sports at 5:21, the nationals will be losing one of their coaches after this season. >> who knew. >> howard is going to tell us just how much rain we could be getting. he has the seven-day forecast right after this. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:14. here's howard with another look at our forecast after the all the nice cool starts to the morning. it's a little muggy outside. >> it is muggy. not fall like with temps in the 60s. the humidity is up. we even had a few thunderstorms during the overnight period. some in d.c. late last night. >> i missed it. >> you were a sleep. >> we didn't have
force and one of the figures came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield for 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> now they talk about cutting the domestic spending by 20%. if they do that, that's $11 billion cut to veterans programs and i don't think veterans ought to be ones to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy and so we need a president who is going to look out for veterans, who will look out for the middle class and lead us back to prosperity. >> i need your help. we've got a win in virginia. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. >>> president obama also campaigned today in virginia. the president was in virginia beach where he used romney's tax returns to make his pitch to middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 mil
the candidates who was ahead of the polls ended up winning in the end. presidents john kennedy, ronald reagan, and george w. bush were all tied or behind, scott, and they pulled it out in the end. >> pelley: as in politics, things can change pretty quickly in sports. the nfl and its referees seemed ready to dig in for a long fight over pay and pension but that was before the uproar over that terrible call in the monday night game. now it appears the lockout may soon be over and jeff glor has the latest. jeff. >> reporter: scott, not done yet but much closer to tonight. we're told both sides have made major concessions and there might be a final deal in place by the end of tonight. it was the the blown call that apparently paved the way for the breakthrough. monday night's mess, when a replacement official called the disputed play for seattle seahawks, giving them an end of time win over the green bay packers, triggered a new flurry of negotiating between the nfl and the regular referees. now, three weeks of increasingly sloppy officiating handled by referees that were ernest but not experienc
voice was called a national treasure by president ronald reagan, his style was more than just easy listening, it combined his good looks with rich warm center that made him one of the most popular singers of the '50s and '60s. ♪ born free >> he was born in 1927 in wall lake, iowa. his father wanted something big for his four sons. he moved the family to the big city of des moines and taught them to sing. the williams brothers went from there to los angeles, their first big break was backing up bing crosby on "swinging on a scar." ♪ would you like to swing on a scar ♪ >>> the brothers broke up their act but andy went on to become a regular on the "tonight show" with steve allan. that led to his own show from 1962 to 1971. >> the show was very popular. when you have a really popular tv show remember wants to get on it. >> everybody including ray charles. ♪ tell your mama >> tony bennett. the beach boys. elton john. ♪ >> what is your name >> donny. >> and an act that reminded him of his own, the osmond brothers. [ applause ] >> he had a famous marriage to a french born dance
. it's like ronald reagan against jimmy carter. reagan was behind when he started to debate carter, but he made carter almost look small. reagan was larger than life. he came across as authoritative, yet accessible, and if i were rom anything, i'd be watching those reagan tapes every hour on the hour. >> the word on the street is that he has been doing a ton of preparation, of course, but also looking for zingers, one-liners to nail the president with. do you think that's a good idea? >> you know, look, i'm doing a debate with jon stewart on saturday in washington, and i'm sure stewart is going to have zingers all over the place, but if you come in with zingers, you sound stilted, all right. they have to just owe car to you, so if stewart says something dumb which is almost a given, i'm going to pop him, all right. but i don't know how, and so romney's got to have enough confidence in his intellectual acumen to get in there, but if he comes in with all this rehearsed stuff, he's just going to come across as a samb by. >> how do you feel about what the polls say right now? do you th
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